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Poll: Cost-conscious Greeks Prefer Beach Holidays This Year

Financially pressed Greeks are choosing beach holidays this year, according to a study released by Athens-based research firm Focus Bari.

Cities on Crete Join Seaplane Network Project

A handful of cities on Crete have expressed interest in creating the necessary infrastructure to launch seaplane activities in the coming future.

British Museum Suggests ‘Partnership’ With Greece Over Parthenon Marbles

In a step forward, the British Museum is proposing an “active Parthenon partnership” with Greece on the thorny issue of the repatriation of the Parthenon Marbles to their homeland.

Greek Citizens Can Store National ID, Driver’s License on New Wallet App

Greek citizens will be able to securely upload their national ID and driver’s license onto their smartphones via the newly launched Govgr Wallet app to be used in e-business and e-government services.

Greece Not Yet the Ideal Destination for Digital Nomads, Says Study

Slow internet, poor connectivity and lagging social and economic conditions are keeping Greece off digital nomads’ wish lists, found a NordLayer study.

Greek Tourism Ministry to Utilize RRF Funds to Fullest

Greece is aiming to utilize to the fullest a total of 320 million euros in recovery funding for tourism to upgrade infrastructure and meet the demands of investments.

Greek PM Pledges Relief for Athens Suburbs Hit by Fires

Greece’s PM announced relief measures for those affected by the devastating fire that ravaged several suburbs north of Athens on Mt Pendeli this week.

Israeli Investor Takes Over Iconic Kythnos Xenia Tourism Venture

The iconic Xenia Hotel and two thermal springs on the Greek island of Kythnos has been awarded to Israeli entrepreneur Avraham Ravid for a period of 99 years.

Greek Hoteliers Angry Over Inclusion of Airbnbs in ‘Tourism for All’ Scheme

Greek hoteliers are angry over a government decision to include Airbnb-style accommodations in its “Tourism for All” subsidized holiday scheme.

Minister: Tourism Driving Greece Growth Beyond Eurozone Average

Tourism is Greece’s “strong card”, set to generate revenues in 2022 that will boost the economy despite the challenges, said Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece’s Brand Name Stronger Than Ever

Greece's brand name is stronger than ever and Athens is making a comeback, said Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias, adding that efforts were paying off.

Study: Limited Impact of Russia-Ukraine War on Greek Tourism

Greek tourism enterprises are not likely to be affected by the Russia-Ukraine war, with new markets already replacing tourists from the two countries, found a recent report.

Greece May Reconsider Mask Rule as Covid-19 Cases Spike

Greek health experts may be bringing the mask rule back into effect as the number of Covid-19 cases spike and the viral load increases.

Greece Inches Closer to More Tourist Arrivals, Revenues

Greece is recovering Covid-19 related losses, fast approaching pre-pandemic 2019 levels in terms of arrivals and revenues, recent data shows.

Greece Orders Probe into Turkey’s ‘Turkaegean’ Trademark Claim

Greece has ordered an investigation into the decision by the EUIPO to approve the term “Turkaegean” to be used as a trademark by Turkey.

EU Approval of ‘Turkaegean’ Brand Name Sparks Reactions in Greece

The approval by the EUIPO of the term ‘Turkaegean’ to be used as a trademark by Turkey for its tourism campaigns sparked an angered reaction in Greece.

Greeks May See Covid-19 Rules Return After Summer ‘If Necessary’

Greece may re-introduce restrictions and measures to address Covid-19 in the fall “if necessary”, according to Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevris.

Greek Tourism Enterprises Still Short of Staff, Portal Open for Jobseekers

Tourism businesses in Greece are still short of staff with at least 2,430 job openings listed on the Public Employment Service (DYPA) portal.

Covid-19 Back to Disrupt Summer as Cases Spike Across Europe

Europe ushered in summer this week with a surge in Covid-19 cases and a warning by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) that Omicron subvariants may lead to an increase in hospitalizations.

Greeks to Get More Support to Deal With Soaring Energy and Fuel Costs

The Greek government has announced new measures, including an increased gas subsidy, to help Greeks deal with soaring energy and fuel costs.